With the arrival of recruitment technology, many hiring teams have begun to adapt to a new way of recruiting. Favouring automation, recruiters can automatically complete manual and administrative duties, fast and efficiently. Providing valuable assistance during key hiring stages.
Here are some reasons why you need to automate your recruitment process
1. You spend most of your time screening CVs
The majority of your working day is spent reading and reviewing job applications, trying to find the best talent. A difficult task for many recruiters especially for those who face a high volume of candidate applicants.
Recruitment automation provides a CV screening solution to assist in the screening process. Through machine learning, screening technology will automatically assess a job application and determine its job fit. Taking into consideration skills, experience, job titles and the potential length of experience as job matching criteria.
2. You never seem to tackle every job application
All too often job applications are missed due to recruiters facing tight time restraints. Caused by limited recruiting resources and a potential high volume of applicants. This in turn forces recruiters to cut short their time spent reviewing CVs and lead to some candidates being completely ignored.
Time restraints during Initial hiring stages are consequential to missed talent. Recruitment automation speeds up candidate screening to ensure every single job applicant is considered for the role applied for.
3. It’s difficult to remove unconscious bias
Unconscious bias can creep into the recruitment process at any time. Derived from unconscious perceptions, and judgements that affect the way humans hire. If recruiters don’t take proper action, candidates can suffer unfair consequences.
Automation can reduce the risk of unconscious bias in different ways. First automation blind screens CVs. A candidate’s personally identifiable information is disregarded, and only true qualities related to the job role are considered.
Automated interview technology conducts pre-recorded interviews. To reduce bias, the exact same questions are set by the recruiter for each candidate to answer. Hiring teams can then assess each answer individually and compare with other applicant answers easily and without external influences.
4. Sourcing candidates has become your biggest challenge
At the start of a new job you are faced with the greatest challenge, find top talent. It can sometimes be a lengthy process that involves a proactive approach via different sourcing methods such as, searching the candidate database, job vacancy posting, social media outreach and exploring your current network.
Get a head start on sourcing for new talent and automate candidate database search. In order to instantly search and match historic candidate records against open job vacancies. This method saves considerable time in conducting manual searches as recruiters are automatically presented with suggested candidates of best fit.
5. Human interaction has taken a step back
A common myth is that automation takes over the recruiter’s role. This is simply not true. In fact, many hiring teams chose to automate their recruitment process because it actually helps in their everyday role. By completing administrative and routine tasks fast and efficiently, recruiters gain back time in order to maximize the quality of their skill set, including communication and making key hiring decisions.
An overworked recruiter working to a tight deadline may have to sacrifice certain areas of their role. Sometimes candidate communication can suffer because of this. Finding themselves unable to provide effective job updates or feedback because of time limits. Recruitment automation can essentially ‘free up’ recruiter time and help them reinvest back into the candidate.